James Cameron Is Ready To Finish With Avatar 3 If Avatar 2 Bombs
Avatar creator James Cameron is ready to end the saga with Avatar 3 if Avatar: The Path of Water fails. Speaking to Total Film, the renowned filmmaker expressed his concern over the success of the venture, citing the COVID-19 pandemic and streaming platforms as obstacles to box office glory. Cameron has three more films planned in the franchise, bringing the total to five Avatar movies, although his future now depends on the theatrical release of Avatar 2. The original film released in 2009 is the highest-grossing film of all time, having collected billions -2.923 (approx. Rs. 24,016 crore) at the worldwide box office.
Of course, the expectation that the sequel will reach the same milestone, weeks before its release on December 16 is still far-fetched. But director Cameron hopes to bring more people back to theaters with Avatar: The Way of Water. “The market may be telling us we’re done in three months, or we may be done, which means: ‘Okay, let’s finish the story with the third film, and not continue indefinitely, if it’s not profitable…'” he says. The Perfect Movie, “We’re in a different world now than we were in when I wrote these things, I mean. It’s a one-two punch – epidemic and spread. Or, conversely, maybe we’ll remind people what going to the theater is all about. This film definitely does that. The question is: how many people are giving t now?”
Cameron openly admits that Avatar: The Last Airbender may not be as effective as its predecessor. Even as the biggest film of all time, in its opening weekend, Avatar grossed only 242 million (roughly Rs. 1,987 crore) worldwide, showing its strength in the coming months, eventually surpassing its own 1997 film. The Titanic to be the biggest movie of all time. For reference, the film starring Kate Winslet and Leonardo DiCaprio grossed 2.195 billion (roughly Rs. 18,032 crore) at the worldwide box office.
The success of 2009’s Avatar cemented Cameron’s position within 20th Century Fox as a writer, having created acclaimed films such as Terminator 2: Judgment Day and Aliens. With Disney acquiring the studio in 2019, the filmmaker now has more financial backing, although he expects a bigger return on his investment. If Avatar 2 doesn’t perform well, the franchise could be terminated before reaching the fifth and final movie. Back in 2019, the director praised the theatrical release of Avenger: Endgame as proof that people are still willing to watch movies in theaters. However, the shutdown of the COVID-19 pandemic changed the landscape, urging audiences to stay at home and access their favorite media through streaming services.
Avatar: The Way of Water and Avatar 3 — reportedly titled Avatar: The Seed Bearer — finished filming with the main cast in November 2018, adding Winslet to the mix. like saying VarietyThe first act of the fourth film has already been shot, as revealed by producer Jon Landau. “We finished most of the first act of Avatar 4 and there were reasons why we needed to do that,” he said during the Busan International Film Festival, held early last month. “We’ve done most of the whole Avatar 4 movie but we haven’t actually shot it all yet—just the first act.” The producer also revealed that each successive episode will introduce new biomes and cultures, set in the Pandoran landscape, while not leaving “cultures we’ve encountered.”
20th Century Studios dropped a trailer for Avatar: The Way of Water last week, offering hints about the plot, which includes the theme of “connecting.” The film, set more than a decade after the original, brings back Zoe Saldaña and Sam Worthington as the leads, and is reportedly 3 hours and 10 minutes long. “I could almost write this part of the review. ‘Three hours long painful movie…’ It’s like, give me a f-king break. I’ve watched my kids sit through five hour-long episodes in a row. “Here’s a big social change that needs to happen: it’s okay to stand up and pee,” Cameron said. Empire Magazineprevious criticism about length.
Avatar: The Way of Water is released on December 16 in theaters worldwide. In India, the film is getting additional dubs in Hindi, Kannada, Malayalam, Tamil, and Telugu.